Fougerolles du Plessis is a pretty village about 7km from the Gite (turn right in La Doree). Apart from the Church, excellent and welcoming boulangerie and obligatory Mairie, there is a tabac, the “Lion D’Or” restaurant (very good!), a doctor’s surgery, pharmacy, small supermarche, insurance agents and a small bank (Credit Agricole). It is rumoured Dave from “The Hairy Bikers” has a residence in the village centre.

From the village, quiet lanes take one to Landivy, Buais, Desertines, La Doree, Savigny and La Tanniere. We suggest a short cycle route in one of our other posts and we also suggest villages slightly further afield, such as Saint Hilaire du Harcouet, Teilleul, Ernee and Gorron – where there are more shops or supplies and the trip is both short and picturesque.

Daily essentials in Fougerolles du Plessis

(There is an interesting article on the History of Fougerolles du Plessis, including the role of the local resistance in preparations to aid the allied landings near Avranches, in World War Two – https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fougerolles-du-Plessis)

Lion dOr Restaurant in Fougerolles du Plessis
Favourite restaurant of our in-laws

Summer of 2023

In Summer 2023, there was a festival event for the local schools, which included hand-made decorations of some of the trees in the central square, next to the Church. Unfortunately, we missed the cycling and trail running events – but we “captured” the trees –